Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So Many Points, So Little Time

Sell em while you got em!
Blizzard recently announced that Valor and Conquest Points would be converted to Justice Points and Honor Points.  Since these points are capped at 4k, if you are above the cap, you should use your points in the next two weeks in order to avoid a reduced pay off.  Read on past the jump for details.

Converting an old expansion’s currency is not a new practice for Blizzard, so most players who have been around for a little while should not be surprised by this.  However, if this is news to you, here’s how you should capitalize on it.

According to Blizzard’s Currency Conversion Statement, all Valor and Conquest Points have been converted to Justice Points and Honor Points respectively.  Also, you can no longer earn Valor or Conquest Points (until the release of MoP when Valor and Conquest Points will be reinstated).  If you are above the 4k cap, you can’t earn any more JP or HP until you are once again below the cap.  Most importantly, items formerly purchasable for Valor/Conquest Points will now be available for purchase with Justice/Honor Points.

Here’s the bad part.  Approximately two weeks after the release of Patch 5.0.4, “all Justice and Honor Points that exceed the 4k cap will be converted to gold at a rate of 35 silver per Honor point and 47 silver per Justice point.”  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a very reduced rate to me.  So, here’s what you should do about it.  Sell!

There are a couple of ways to spend these points for profit.

First, you can spend them on trade goods and sell the trade goods on the auction house.  With an influx of new characters, the trade goods should sell very well on the auction house.

Secondly, you can spend them on high i-level gear that would be good for characters leveling through 85-90 or would be a desirable Transmog item.  If you decide to go the second route, I suggest advertising your Justice/Honor Points on Trade chat for sale.  I’ve noticed that some of these items’ value has been greatly reduced since this announcement.

1 comment:

  1. Cold sent me, added to my blog roll

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